Dr. Sven H. Behrens

Dr. Sven H. Behrens is an Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology with expertise in colloid science. His research aims at understanding colloidal interactions in aqueous and non-polar solutions at a fundamental level and at applying these insights to practical problems with industrial relevance. The Behrens group has successfully collaborated with industry on a diverse range of topics, including the interfacial assembly of colloidal particles in multi-phase systems, charging phenomena in nonpolar inks for electrophoretic displays, the encapsulation and controlled release of agrochemical actives, and the stabilization of therapeutic proteins. Sven Behrens received his diploma (M.S.) in Physics from Goettingen University (Germany) in 1995 and his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland in 1999. Prior to his current appointment, he spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago and five years as the head of an industrial R&D lab in the polymer research division of BASF, Germany. He can be reached by e-mail at sbehrens@gatech.edu, or visit his group website for more information.